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SandForce based SSD

Postby Roman_TS » 13.11.15, 17:57

A lot of our customers ask us about SandForce controller. Everyone want to know - when exactly we will add this SandForce SSD in support list?
The main problem of this type of SSD - very complicated internal structure with full hardware encryption of all logical structures. It means that such drive completely crypt all data in Firmware and in NAND memory chips. If you will try to unsolder NAND Flash chips from the SandForce based SSD, you will find that all information is completely encrypted with the AES-256 key.

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At the same time - the SandForce 2281 become one of the most popular in SSD market -it was inexpensive and offered a good speed in writing and reading operations. That's why a lot of companies like Intel (Intel 520, 530 SSD), Kingston (SSDNow v300), Toshiba (rebranded TC controllers) and OCZ (Vertex 3) produced a lot of SSD models based on this type of CPU.

But the high speed and a good price were the only advantages of this CPU. Most of the drives based on SF 2281 become dead after 6-18 month of usage. Drive just goes into BSY state and don't make any signs of activity.

Lucky for us, nowadays this controller become not so popular as before, but it still can be found in Noname SSD drives produced in China, or in some value drives like Silicon Power, PNY, ADATA, SANDISK and others.

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At this moment in our Universe there is no way for getting data from such drives. But we still looking for the way of adding them in our support list. Keep watching our news! :)
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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby Roman_TS » 14.01.16, 16:52

List of known SSD based on Sandforce controller (the most popular brands):

A-DATA:

    S511 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    S510 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Premier Pro SP900 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    XPG SX900 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    XPG SX910 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Premier SP800 2.5" SATA 3Gb/s SSD
    XM13 mSATA SSD
    XPG SX300 mSATA SSD
    Premier Pro SP300 mSATA SSD

AMP INC:

    Bay Bridge Internal miniSATA SSD (AMP341)
    SATAsphere 1.8" Micro SATA SSD
    SATAsphere 2.5" SATA II SSD
    SATAsphere Mini PCI-e 70mm SSD
    SATAsphere mSATA 70mm SSD
    SATAsphere mSATA 50mm SSD
    SATAsphere Slim SATA (MO-297A) SSD

Apacer:

    Turbo II Series — AS602 SSD

AXIOM:

    Axiom Signature Series SSDs
    Axiom 2.5" Hot-Swap SATA 6Gb SSD - Enterprise

Core Rise:

    Comay Pluto SX 3- 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD with 5K PE NAND
    Comay Pluto CC 3- 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Cloud Computing SSD with 5K PE NAND
    Comay Pluto SW 3- 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD with eMLC NAND
    Comay Pluto SP 3- 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Enterprise SLC SSD
    Comay Venus Pro 3- 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Client SSD
    Comay Venus 3 - 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Client SSD
    Comay Ceres Pro 3- mSATA SSD with Synchoronus MLC NAND
    Comay Ceres 3- mSATA SSD with Asynchoronus MLC NAND

Corsair:

    Accelerator Cache SSD Series SATA 3Gb/s SSD
    Force Series 3 SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Force Series GT SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Force Series GS SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Force Seriese FX

KingSpec

    C3000
    E3000s
    E5000
    M5000

Kingston

    HyperX SSD
    HyperX 3K SSD
    SSDNow V+200 SSD
    SSDNow KC100
    SSDNow V300 SSD

OCZ

    Agility 3 SSD
    RevoDrive 3 PCI-Express SSD
    OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 PCI-Express SSD
    Synapse Cache SATA III 2.5" SSD
    Vertex 3 SSD
    Vertex 3 Max IOPS SSD
    Z-Drive R4 C Series SSD
    Z-Drive R4 R Series SSD
    Agility 2 SSD
    IBIS Series High-Speed Data Link 3.5" SSD
    RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD
    RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD
    VeloDrive PCI-Express SSD
    Vertex 2 SSD
    Vertex 2 EX Series SSD
    Vertex 2 Pro Series SSD
    Vertex 4

Patriot:

    Pyro SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Pyro SE SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Wildfire SATA 6Gb/s SSD

PNY:

    Prevail Series SSD
    XLR8 Series SSD
    XLR8 PRO Series SSD

Silicon Power:


    Velox Series V70 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Velox Series V30 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Velox Series V20 2.5” SATA SSD


+ at least we know that Intel 520, Intel 530 and Intel 535 also based on Sandforce.
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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby hddr49 » 25.01.16, 14:53

You can add :

Corsair - Force series F60 (SF-1222TA3)


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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby DataSector » 11.05.16, 19:35

Also Intel 330 Series


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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby Consultant » 08.11.16, 06:11

Also:
SOLIDATA COMAX-M480 (SF-1222TA3)


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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby hdrescue » 23.03.17, 18:52

ADATA Model: XM11 6+12pin SSD (SP-2281VB1)

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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby cuumaytinh » 11.04.17, 16:19

Kington SandForce{200026BB}


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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby bcasol » 06.07.17, 13:37

Any updates on the ability to recover such drives?

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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby Roman_TS » 06.07.17, 18:32

Maybe in 2018. Keep watch our news :)
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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby pauloanbraga » 30.07.18, 20:09

Any news about SandForce support?

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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby Roman_TS » 31.07.18, 07:22

Some day - defenetly :D
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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby DataMedics » 17.09.18, 23:07

pauloanbraga wrote:Source of the post Any news about SandForce support?


I can handle some cases of Sandforce controllers stuck busy. Certainly not in every case, but my trick has worked with a fair number of cases so far.


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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby pad-dataservice » 31.10.18, 13:16

Adding VTX3-25SA3 Vertex3 OCZ to list of shit drives


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Re: SandForce based SSD

Postby lcoughey » 02.11.18, 16:43

I've helped several other labs with my method to get data recovered from many SandForce based SSDs for a lot less than the cost to send to couple of labs who are able to handle them for thousands. If the SSD just shows BSY right away, without first coming RDY, my method won't work. But, if it does come RDY, then go BSY when you try to read it, let me know and I'd be happy to help.


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